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Governor Wike Charges Rivers Youths To Contribute To The Growth Of The State

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has charged Rivers youths to invest their mental and physical strength in the growth of the state.

Governor Wike reminded Rivers youths that efforts invested in the transformation  of the state will always be rewarded with leadership positions  to consolidate on the development process.

He spoke on Wednesday when he granted audience to members of the NYSC Presidential Honour Awardees from Rivers State at the Government House Port Harcourt.

"You have showcased the stuff that Rivers State is made of. I encourage  other Rivers youths to emulate  these youths who made a mark during their Service  to the country.

"It is based on how you plan  your life that you can create impact in the society.  To be a Presidential Awardee is not an easy achievement ", he said.

The Governor said that with the training  received during the outstanding NYSC Programme, the awardees will serve the state and country diligently.

"Your  future is bright if you continue on this path. When you go abroad for further training, remember  to return  home to serve the state", he said.

While  congratulating  the awardees for the achievement, Governor Wike granted their request for sponsorship  in any university of their choice outside  the country for their masters Degrees.

Earlier, Spokesman of the awardees, Otto Canon Chimenem lauded the governor's leadership  qualities, which has led to key projects  across the state.

He said that they applied what they learnt from the Rivers State Governor in their respective places of primary assignment. He said such service led to their emergence on the Presidential Honours Awardees list after winning in their respective states.

"We put to practice the traits that we learnt from you. We did value added projects in different states where we were  posted and we made Rivers State proud. All the awardees made positive impact on the states where they were posted  to serve", he said.

He said that by their quality  contributions  to the states where they served, they created a new impression  about Rivers  youths. He said that they are passionate  about  the state and are willing to serve the  state whenever they are called upon.

He called on the Rivers State Governor  to assist the awardees  to further their education  in leading universities outside  the country.

The members of the NYSC Presidential Honour Awardees from Rivers State include: Otto Canon Chimenem, Victoria Amasi Gomba, Atu-Komi  Barisrdum, Sam Adele Mariam and Anele Josephine.